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I've been using some of the blusher products in the Maybelline range for around five years now, with this review outlining my experiences of trying their "Dream Touch Blush."
Supplied in a little glass pot with a plastic screw off lid, the blusher cost me £6.49 from my local Boots store, but I have also seen it in other drugstores such as Superdrug.
The plastic lid on top of the pot screws off quite easily, and inside I can see the plum-coloured blush, which looks to have a very soft, "whipped", mousse-like consistency.
I find that even a small 'fleck' of the product at the 'apples' of my cheeks will spread and blend very well, so I do find that the small pot of product lasts a considerable amount of time. In actual fact, I think my last pot lasted for around a year... Not bad value, when you consider it cost me around £6.
I do find that this product is one that allows you to 'build up' your colour if you chose to do so. I usually apply just a very small amount to my cheekbones, by either dipping a fingertip into the blush pot and applying it to my cheek, and then blending lightly with a make-up brush. Alternatively, I can just dip the tip of the brush into the pot and apply a small amount to each cheekbone that way. I find that this small amount gives a light tint to my cheeks which is a surprisingly subtle colour, given the robust-looking colour of the blusher itself.
The Mousse Blush also feels extremely light to wear, and does not have the slightly 'heavier' consistency of other blusher products I own that are more like the consistency of lipstick. This result, coupled with the fact the Blush is also so easy to blend into the skin allows the end result to look very natural, which is my preference. I also find that this particular Blush feels pleasant and light on the skin, and it is easily removed in just a few moments with a moist facial wipe.
I find too that the Maybelline range of cosmetics overall are quite good in terms of the results achieved lasting throughout the day, and the Dream Touch Blush is certainly no exception. I have had no problems with having to reapply the product to my face when I am out and about, and I find that it lasts very well - certainly better than many other brands of blusher that I have used before.
I don't recall ever encountering any sensitivity during use, nor have I found the product to be problematic in terms of causing spot break-outs.
Overall, I am really pleased with the results achieved from the Maybelline Dream Touch Blush and I will continue to buy it for myself. I do think it is one of the best Blush products that I have ever used, and have no negative experience to report.
Because I wear fake tan and foundation my skin can look a little bit one coloured which I don't think is an attractive look. I like to have a little sun blushed colour to my cheeks so I use a blusher every day. One of the most important things is that I want it to be natural looking. I have used Maybelline dream blush before but back then they had a bigger selection of colours whereas now they just seem to have three colours peach, berry and plum. I like a pinky/red colour on my cheeks so the peach was immediately out for me. I went for the berry as I thought that the plum would probably be too dark for my skin tone. The blush comes in a little glass pot and it is air whipped which gives it the consistency of whipped butter. All the dream products are gorgeous to apply as the texture just feels so nice on the skin and blends so nicely into skin. They don't dry skin and because of the texture they just glide across skin without clumping up. They are also really long lasting and stay put for ages. The problem that I had with this particular blush though was mainly to do with the colour as I thought it was far too dark on my skin and didn't look natural and it looked as though I just had two slightly purple streaks on my skin. I blended it well but even when blended the colour just didn't seem to suit my skin tone and just didn't look natural or give me that natural looking flush of colour that I was looking for. It is a shame that the colour selection is so poor with these as it really is a lovely feeling product to use and I would definitely use it again if I could get it in a better colour for my skin tone instead of the small selection of colours that they do.
Maybelline's Dream Touch in shade 02 Peach was the first cream blusher I'd ever owned, and so I hadn't known what to expect the first time I used it. I'd seen my sister apply hers using her fingers, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it (cream under my finger nails makes me shudder) and so used a small, quite densely bristled brush instead. This product has a great colour pay off, so you only need to use a small amount. It's quite easy to take too much from the pot, so it's best to start off small and then add more, depending on your requirements/taste. Personally, I like to be able to see the blusher clearly on my cheeks, rather than for them to have a delicate wash of colour that might be mistaken for a natural flush. Dream Touch is so highly blendable that it made me question why I hadn't jumped on the cream blusher bandwagon sooner. As well as being ridiculously easy to blend, the consistency and appearance once I had finished applying it was fantastic. For me, it makes the skin of my cheeks look soft and supple and somehow encourages the illusion of bone structure though I wasn't naturally blessed with much! The creamy texture of the product washes over any open pores in my cheek area and leaves the skin looking almost airbrushed. The peach shade is made up of a good blend of colours which keep it from being out-and-out orange. Originally, I bought this when I was dyeing my hair a very dark brown and when pink blushes no longer suited me and my pale skin. Having now grown my natural ash blonde hair colour back, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the product still looked great, despite my change in hair colour. In terms of longevity, I never have to reapply my dream touch blush, even after a very long day. My first pot lasted me absolutely ages, but as soon as I ran out I had to rush to the shops to buy a new one. I would recommend this product to any blusher lover and am looking forward to trying out some of the different shades in the range.
Such a lovely blush. High pigmentation but it is very easy to blend. They have a great range of shades online but unfortunately they are not available in the uk high streets only three shades are near me. I bought the shade 07 plum for winter and I loved it. It looked lovely on my cheeks. The fact that this was a cream blush meant that I could also wear it on my lips which made my lips and cheeks match. A lovely pigmented pop of colour to your face. I would definitely recommend this blush to anyone who would like a great product but can not afford to splash out in brands such as mac and Bobbi brown.
A great blush that Is very affordable. A good range of shades dark-light. I would recommend this blush to anyone who can get their hands on it, maybelline you have done it again!
Being a fan of blushes, I'd been eyeing up this cream blush for a while. I was so used to wearing powdered blush that I fancied a change. I hated how nice a powder blush would look after first applying but would be almost invisible half way through the day. I read that cream blush lasted longer than the powder ones, so it made sense to give one a go. The Maybelline Dream Touch Blush was on a 3 for 2 offer at the time and I saw it as the perfect opportunity to buy one without really feeling like a waste of money if I didn't like it.
There were only 3 shades available on the counter, so obviously not much choice. I don't know if these were the only 3 Maybelline has to offer or whether there are more and my local Boots just didn't have them. Anyway I ended up picking up one in the shade 6 Berry. The shade in the pot looks a very deep but bright pink colour which does look a little off-putting but applies as a nice rosy pink colour, which can then be built up if a more obvious colour is required, or less for a more subtle look. The product is fairly easy to apply with fingers, and can be blended into the cheeks almost effortlessly. The texture is creamy of course and kind of reminds me of some sort of lip balm or something. I always top my makeup with powder so I do have to apply a little more blush than if I wasn't using powder. But the overall finish is the same as if I'd applied my normal powder blush. The only difference being that the colour stays on my cheeks all day, so minimizes the need to touch up later.
Although the pot looks small, only a small amount of the creamy-textured blush is needed, so should last a long time. Especially as there's no need to re-apply. The only downside for me is that I do need to apply more than one layer to ensure the powder I set it with won't fade the colour too much. Other than that, it is definitely long-lasting so is great for special occasions or nights out when you want your makeup to last.
I am a fan of Maybelline products, using the Maybelline dream matte mousse as my every day foundation. Because of this, I purchased this dream touch blush in the peach shade in Boots when Maybelline products were on 3 for 2.
The tub is smaller than the Matte Mousse Foundation tub, in fact, it almost looks travel sized (although it lasts longer than a travel size, I got mine in April and have used regularly and there is still over half of the tub left) The container is glass and transparent, so you can see what the shade is like through the outside without having to open it, and like the matte mousse foundation has very little labelling.
I apply this blusher with my finger tips, which blends in easily. You don't need a lot of this, it has a thick creamy texture that glides on easily - a little definitely goes a long way. During winter I usually use a powder blusher for a matte look on my cheekbones, and sometimes across my brow bone, however in the summer I do like to use a creamer product to highlight my cheeks, ideally a product I can wear on bare skin if I am feeling especially brave and tanned. This summer this product has ticked all those boxes, the peach shade works really well against my slightly tanned skin, with or without foundation, and due to its slightly iridescent properties (definitely not sparkly, just slightly shiny / shimmery) it really highlights my cheek bones, brow bones, and have even used on my collarbones. I do prefer how it looks on my skin without foundation, as I generally use mattifying foundations and team matt powder blushers with it, however it does go on well over foundation, blending in rather than just sitting on the top. I do however find it rubs off quite easily, so take care if you have a tenancy to rub your face / rub your face against others!!!
All in all, i will definitely be using this product again in the summer months, as it really compliments my slight tan, its easy to apply, and lasts ages.
I don't usually wear blusher but I always think it looks so pretty on my friends. When I saw my friend wearing a particularly pretty looking blusher recently, I asked her which one she was wearing. She told me it was the Dream Touch Blusher by Maybelline and so next time I was in the shops, I purchased a pot of my own.
What does the product do?
The product promises to give you easily blendable colour on the cheeks which looks like a natural blush. Its ultra fine formula claims to be soft and smooth enough to fool others into thinking your blush is natural and not bought from a shop.
The product comes in four different shades. You can get it in Peach, Berry, Plum and Apricot. I chose Berry which is a gorgeous flushed pink colour on the skin.
How do you use the product?
You simply need to smooth your finger really gently across the product and then smooth it onto the skin on the cheek bones, where you would naturally flush. You then need to blend the product with your fingers until it looks natural. I usually apply it as a final step after my foundation but it could be used alone if you are brave enough to go bare faced.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a fairly heavy glass jar which has a screw top lid. It is small and fits easily into your handbag so it can be used on the go. It costs around £6 and it can be bought from department stores such as Boots, large supermarkets and also from a variety of online websites.
The product is easy to apply to the skin although as it has such a soft consistency, you only need to touch the product lightly or you'll end up with too much on your finger. It has a really creamy consistency so, providing that you have used a moisturiser, it won't show up any dry or flaky skin. You have plenty of time to work the product into the skin and to blend the product so you won't be left with any harsh lines or marks. The product is largely aroma free.
The product looks lovely and the skin and it looks really natural. You can build the colour up to adapt the look from day time to night time. It is long lasting and the colour will still be in place after a day at work. It hasn't irritated my skin or made me feel uncomfortable and I haven't developed any blemishes in the areas which I used it.
This is a lovely creamy blusher which has a natural finish. It is easily blendable and feels nice on the skin. If you want a natural and pretty blush, this is a very good product to use.
I do like to pop a bit of blush on as part of my morning make-up routine - it helps me look human! But I have never liked powder blushers - always preferring cream formulas.
One blush I used to use quite frequently was the Maybelline Dream Mousse blush which worked really well for me. But when I went to look for it a while back, I couldn't find it and wondered if it had been discontinued. Then recently I stumbled across this product and, assuming it was the same thing, bought it!
It costs £6.49 from Boots, with which you can pick up 24 Boots Advantage Card points. It comes in four fruity shades - plum, apricot, peach and berry - and promises to give skin a kiss of colour and a natural looking blush. The shade I purchased was plum.
A chunky jar
I really like the packaging of this product. Similar to other Maybelline mousse products I've used, the blusher comes in a nice chunky jar - it feels more expensive than other products as it has a strong durable feel and it has a nice sturdiness to it so will withstand knocks and bumps! As I have lots of other bits and pieces of make-up with broken lids and so on, this is quite a nice change and I definitely give the packaging a thumbs up!
A strange texture....
Now as I said I thought this was the blush mousse product I have used before - everything about it looked the same after all. However opening it up and using it for the first time, I soon realised this was a whole new blush experience! Rather than being a mousse, the blush is in fact a really solid texture and at first I thought there may be something wrong with it! Swiping my finger over the top of the mousse, I was surprised at how hard the blush seemed - although I did lift my finger away with a nice pink covering to it. I have used cream blushers that are similar to this - but this particular mousse definitely has a more solid texture and almost feels slightly oily or greasy to the touch. I really wasn't sure what to expect when it came to applying this to my cheeks...
... but it's all good!
However I was in for a pleasant surprise! This went onto my cheeks really smoothly and evenly, giving the perfect balance between a healthy blush, yet blending in just right to avoid the clown face look. I find that a little is all I need to give myself the perfect blush and just one application gives cheeks a really healthy rosy glow. It is also easy to add a bit more if you feel you need it - the formula of the blush actually makes it really easy to control how much you use. It also blends into the skin without leaving any residue or anything behind and for me this works just perfectly.
I also see now looking at the Boots website that this is Maybelline's "first cream-whipped blush" so the misunderstanding was 100% on my part!
A great blush
All in all I think this blush looks great once applied to the skin. It blends in flawlessly to give a rosy glow to the cheeks without looking too obvious - or too non-existent! It gives just the right amount of colour for me and I am really happy with the product. While I would definitely re-apply this once or twice during the day (if I could be bothered!), it does have pretty good staying power and, as I write this five or six hours after applying, it is still clearly visible on my skin. So while I would reapply it if I'm off out after work, for my usual 9-5 day it does the job for me!
It takes just seconds to apply and is so easy to use that I have to give this product five stars - despite the unexpected formula! This is a great product that gives a lovely, natural flush to the cheeks. It is really easy to use and apply, and it blends in perfectly to give a natural blush. I will definitely buy this one again.
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